Zonta Club of Greater East Texas hosts annual antique show

Zonta Fair

LONGVIEW, Texas (KLTV) - If you long for the good old stuff of the good old days we may have just the thing for you. The Zonta Club of Greater East Texas is holding the Zonta Antique Show and Sale this weekend at Maude Cobb in Longview.

At the Zonta Antique Show there is more stuff to take in and consider purchasing than you can shake a Rolex at, not that I think that’s a good idea.

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Greater East Texas Zonta President Kim Hawes and vendor Becky Cavel say attendees will love the show.

“They can expect to find some of the most unique collectibles and antiques. This is considered a high-end antique show, and so you’ll find really beautiful things; unusual things,” Hawes said.

And there is a Maude Cobb full of dealers.

“Many of our dealers have been with us many years. Our dealers come from across the United States,” Hawes said.

And some, like Becky Cavel, come from the next town over.

“This is my second year to do Zonta. This is about my 20th year to do antiques,” she said.

And though she hails from White Oak, she’s partial to pink.

“I love pink. Since I was way little. I’m drawn to it. My maiden name was rose, so it’s more of a rose pink,” Cavel said.

She likes the pink, but appreciates all antiques because of:

“The people that have handled them; just the history of it. It’s fascinating. And you’ll always learn something,” Cavel said.

Sometimes the hunt is more fun than the find at a show.

“And you’ll always find treasures. There’s always something that you haven’t seen, or you’ve heard about. You know so it’s always fun to see new things and meet new people,” Cavel said.

And after working up a treasure hunter appetite, you can take lunch on site; maybe some of their famed chicken salad. But wait, there’s more!

“And then of course the thing everyone wants is the pie,” Hawes pointed out.

Deciding on which pie may be the toughest purchase of the day.

Something I learned about antiques is that vendors say they have to be about a hundred years old, so me? I’m good for a while anyway. But I could be classified as “vintage”.

The show runs 10 a.m. to 5 pm on Saturday and 11 am to 4 pm on Sunday At Maude Cobb in Longview. Tickets are ten dollars but are good for all days of the show.

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